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Paper, "The Attractions and Challenges of Collaborative Public Management," co-written by Dale Krane, UNO faculty member.
Solutions to problems confronting public officials increasingly require the creation of collaborative arrangements not only among public agencies, horizontally and vertically, but also with nonprofit organizations and/or for-profit enterprises. This shift to collaborative public management is propelled by claims it will remedy the pathologies associated with hierarchical bureaucracies, inter-jurisdictional conflicts, increased problem complexity, resource deficiencies, and lack of citizen participation in policy decisions. This paper reviews the emergence of the movement toward collaborative public management, the efforts to conceptualize and model collaboration, and the analytic challenges faced in understanding and utilizing this new approach to public administration. Two brief case studies – one from China and one from the United States of America – are presented, and current models of collaborative public management are used to analyze the cases.
Krane, D. and Lu, Z. The Attractions and Challenges of Collaborative Public Management. In Papers from the Fourth International Conference on Public Management in the 21st Century: Opportunities and Challenges. Shanghai, China: SDX Publishing Co.